Michelle, parent

Together we can change lives
ByCara Varian

Michelle, parent

Michelle had done everything she could to build a good life for her children. She had a degree and an exemplary career. Then she developed rheumatoid arthritis and her husband walked out. With her children, she was left unable to work and with no income. Since being awarded the scholarship, her daughter Georgia has been promoted to the academic program, which is notoriously hard to get into. It has been a huge boost to her education. She now has a school jumper for winter and shoes that don’t have holes in them. The biggest difference was her new laptop and internet connection. The scholarship has given her equal footing with other students from wealthier homes but more than that, it has given her the confidence that she needs to strive for better grades.

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